Debris from the wreckage of the EgyptAir Airbus A320 that went missing over the Mediterranean Sea in the early hours of 19 May has been found, says the airline.

Wreckage was located near the Greek island of Karpathos, according to a statement on the airline's website.

The confirmation was made by Egypt’s foreign affairs ministry in a letter to the country’s civil aviation ministry, EgyptAir says.

“The Egyptian investigation team in cooperation with the Greek counterpart are still searching for other remains of the missing plane,” says the carrier. “EgyptAir sincerely conveys its deepest sorrow to the families and friends of the passengers onboard flight MS804.”

The A320, registration SU-GCC, lost radar contact while operating a flight from Paris to Cairo.

The aircraft was powered by International Aero Engines V2500 powerplants and had logged about 48,000h since delivered to EgyptAir in November 2003.

It is still unclear whether officials received an emergency distress signal from the aircraft.

Egypt’s civil aviation ministry had said an emergency signal was transmitted at 04:26, about 90min after the aircraft’s scheduled arrival in Cairo, but the civil aviation minister later denied this.

Source: Cirium Dashboard